Often cases for automobile injurys require computer generated animation of the injury and impact to prove the actual negligence of the defendant. In the past, we have done video re-enactments of the actual crash to prove allegations of negligence. Our car injury attorneys have prepared video reenactments of an actual crash to visually illustrate the allegations of negligence. See here for example timeline used in an actual case.
An auto or tractor/trailer case will generally require that the car injury attorney show a computer-generated animation of the injury and impact to prove the negligence of the defendant. Our car injury attorneys have prepared video reenactments of an actual crash to visually illustrate the allegations of negligence.
While the auto or tractor-trailer collision might appear simple, often to prosecute an automobile injury case requires hiring injury reconstructionists, human factor experts, and crash impact specialists. When drugs or alcohol are involved in an automobile injury case, a toxicologist is retained. Experienced car injury attorneys know which experts will be required beforehand. The Keenan Law Firm has worked with respected professionals in virtually every field that might be called on for your injury case.
Often an automobile injury case requires graphic demonstrative evidence in order to explain exactly how the injury occurred, together with precise medical illustrations of the client’s injuries. Often, our car injury attorneys also find it necessary to prepare detailed medical illustrations of our clients’ injuries (see Example Illustration).
Common Causes of Automobile Injuries
Auto injurys can be caused for numerous reasons. Most of the time, it is a driver error. In rare instances, there are cases of auto malfunction. Here are the most common reasons why auto injurys happen:
- Excessive speeding
- Failing to signal
- Drowsy driving
- Driving under the influence
- Rolling through stop signs
- Blowing red lights
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
Distracted driving is probably the most commonly seen reason for auto injurys, especially as of late. Distracted driving includes but is not limited to texting and driving or using a cell phone and driving. Distracted driving can also be eating while driving, putting on makeup while driving or anything that takes the driver’s eyes off the road for an extended period of time. Many people are on the road sending emails, returning texts, making phone calls and sometimes even watching YouTube videos out of the corner of their eye. It is extremely dangerous and can end up with someone dead.
What Your Client Needs to Do to Have a Successful Case
In order to have a successful claim, you need to do some things to ensure that your client is taking the right steps. The very first thing that we want to stress is how important it is for them to seek immediate medical care. You want them to start getting treatment so that eventually they can make it to maximum medical recovery. If they are not expected to fully recover, we need to know that so that we can put a value on your claim later on. We also want them to seek immediate medical care because, if they don’t seek it immediately, the insurance company is going to try to say that they lied about the injuries or how bad the injuries actually are.
Collecting evidence is not going to be necessarily the most realistic thing for every person who is in an automobile injury. If someone was hurt badly but was able to get up and walk away after the injury, they could likely collect evidence while on the scene. Evidence such as photos and videos of the scene and all the vehicles involved in the injury are all important to get. They will want to get the contact information from any witnesses on the scene and the contact information for the other parties involved in the injury.
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Mr. Keenan’s expertise in trailer-tractor truck and automobile injurys causing child deaths and injuries has taken him out of state to speak to trial lawyers organizations on how to better represent children, including The Florida Trial Lawyers Association, The South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and The Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association to give speeches on this area of law.